Cinnamon Powder, Oil for Skin Care
There are several benefits of using cinnamon powder and oil in skin care. It has anti septic, anti-fungal, anti-viral, astringent, anti-inflammatory properties and these properties make it an ideal ingredient of various skin care products. It has drying effects on the skin hence it is ideal for people with oily acne prone skin. But, if you have dry skin or the skin that is too sensitive then avoid it on your skin. Cinnamon may be harsh for your skin, so first dilute it with other ingredients to minimize its harsh effects. Here are some tips on how to use cinnamon for skin care.
Fine lines and Wrinkles
You can use this spice to make your fine lines less noticeable. For this, mix 3 drops of cinnamon essential oil and a couple tablespoons of petroleum jelly or you can also use olive oil. Apply this mix on the problem areas. Avoid its application near eyes and other sensitive areas of the skin. You can also use this remedy to get rid of wrinkles on lips.
Scalp Cleansing Recipe
This spice is also good for scalp care. It helps promote hair growth. To use it on scalp, mix one teaspoon of ground cinnamon with 1/4 cup of warmed olive oil. Add one tablespoon of honey to the mixture and massage this mix on your scalp. Leave on for about 20 minutes and then rinse it off with a mild herbal shampoo and water.
Eczema and Cinnamon
A mixture made by combining equal amount of cinnamon powder and honey is said to beneficial in the home treatment of eczema. Avoid this remedy on children, sensitive skin and irritated skin.
As mentioned earlier, cinnamon has drying effects on the skin so you can use it to get rid of acne naturally. For this, make a paste by combining one tablespoon of cinnamon powder with three tablespoons of honey. Apply it on your skin and wait for about 20 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.
These were some tips on how to use cinnamon powder or oil in skin care. Lastly, consult with a dermatologist before using the above given cinnamon remedies.